Fire safety: over 55s schemes

Fire evacuation procedure

If there is a fire in your flat

  • evacuate your flat, making sure the flat door is shut behind you
  • call the fire service on 999.

If you cannot escape:

  • shout for help from a window
  • keep as many doors between you and the fire closed
  • your flat entrance door will give 30 minutes protection
  • if you are trapped in a smoke filled room, crawl on your hands and knees keeping your face close to the floor.

If there is a fire elsewhere in your building

  • stay in your home, but leave immediately if smoke or heat affects your flat or if you are told to leave by the fire service
  • if in doubt – get out
  • do not use the lift

Your assembly point is: the car park

You must stay at the assembly area until a fire officer tells you it is safe to go back inside. The fire & rescue service will have access to a list of people who may have difficulties leaving the building in the event of a fire.

Fire alarm testing times and information

Select the relevant scheme below to find out more information about what tests are carried out and when. 

  • Hallowes Court

    This scheme has a very efficient fire alarm system which is tested every tuesday between 9am - 11am

    In addition to testing the alarm, the following checks are also made:

    • emergency lighting
    • fire extinguishers
    • all fire doors/windows close or open as appropriate
    • fire alert received at the control centre.

    If the alarm rings continuously at any other time of the day or night – please treat this as a genuine emergency.

  • Harrogate Court

    This scheme has a very efficient fire alarm system which is tested every Tuesday between 9am - 11am

    In addition to testing the alarm, the following checks are also made:

    • emergency lighting
    • fire extinguishers
    • all fire doors/windows close or open as appropriate
    • fire alert received at the control centre.

    If the alarm rings continuously at any other time of the day or night – please treat this as a genuine emergency.

  • Moneyhill Court

    This scheme has a very efficient fire alarm system which is tested every Tuesday between 1pm - 3pm

    In addition to testing the alarm, the following checks are also made:

    • emergency lighting
    • fire extinguishers
    • all fire doors/windows close or open as appropriate
    • fire alert received at the control centre.

    If the alarm rings continuously at any other time of the day or night – please treat this as a genuine emergency.

  • St Mary's Court

    This scheme has a very efficient fire alarm system which is tested every Tuesday between 12pm - 2pm

    In addition to testing the alarm, the following checks are also made:

    • emergency lighting
    • fire extinguishers
    • all fire doors/windows close or open as appropriate
    • fire alert received at the control centre.

    If the alarm rings continuously at any other time of the day or night – please treat this as a genuine emergency.

  • Clitheroe Gardens

    This scheme has a very efficient fire alarm system which is tested every Tuesday between 9am - 11am

    In addition to testing the alarm, the following checks are also made:

    • emergency lighting
    • fire extinguishers
    • all fire doors/windows close or open as appropriate
    • fire alert received at the control centre.

    If the alarm rings continuously at any other time of the day or night – please treat this as a genuine emergency.

  • Frogmoor Court

    This scheme has a very efficient fire alarm system which is tested every Tuesday between 12pm - 2pm

    In addition to testing the alarm, the following checks are also made:

    • emergency lighting
    • fire extinguishers
    • all fire doors/windows close or open as appropriate
    • fire alert received at the control centre.

    If the alarm rings continuously at any other time of the day or night – please treat this as a genuine emergency.

  • Grove Court

    This scheme has a very efficient fire alarm system which is tested every Tuesday between 11am - 1pm

    In addition to testing the alarm, the following checks are also made:

    • emergency lighting
    • fire extinguishers
    • all fire doors/windows close or open as appropriate
    • fire alert received at the control centre.

    If the alarm rings continuously at any other time of the day or night – please treat this as a genuine emergency.

  • Tannerswood Court

    This scheme has a very efficient fire alarm system which is tested every Thursday between 9am - 10.30am

    In addition to testing the alarm, the following checks are also made:

    • emergency lighting
    • fire extinguishers
    • all fire doors/windows close or open as appropriate
    • fire alert received at the control centre.

    If the alarm rings continuously at any other time of the day or night – please treat this as a genuine emergency.